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wider interest in Church History. The scope of the lectures would perhaps best be defined by saying that they were intended, not indeed as a general introduction to St. Augustinea much more ambitious undertaking-but as a series of introductions to particular aspects of his thought. They were intended, that is, to provide the student with a choice of startingpoints, from one or other of which, according to his tastes and previous training, he inight usefully approach the study of this great and many-sided figure.
That is the genesis of the studies which are here offered to a wider audience. They have been carefully revised and to some extent recast, but I have not attempted to remove all traces of their origin.
In a book of this kind it is hardly necessary to give a bibliography, but among works to which I have been indebted I should like to mention especially G. J. Seyrich, Die Geschichtsphilosophie Augustins (Chemnitz, 1891); Joseph Mausbach, Die Ethik des hl. Augustinus (Freiburg im Breisgau, 1909); W. Thimme, Augustin, Ein Lebens- und Charakterbild auf Grund seiner Briefe (Göttingen, 1910); R. C. Trench, Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount drawn from the Writings of St. Augustine (London, 1869), with its valuable introductory essay.
The lectures were written before I came across M. Bertrand's articles in the Revue des Deux Mondes. It seems worth while to mention this, as it gives the value of independent agreement to the concurrence of our views regarding what may be called the “economics" of the Cassiciacum period—a point which, so far as I know, had not previously been so clearly brought out.
As regards the translations, I have made my own wherever it appeared desirable to do so, but in many cases I have been glad to avail myself of the generally admirable rendering in Dods' Select Works of St. Augustine (by various translators), which do not, however, include the Early Dialogues or the psychologically important De Genesi ad Litteram.
St. John's COLLEGE,
Character best seen in social relations-A fourth.
Critical difficulties Contrast between the Dialogues
Variety and interest of his letters Letter to an old
Preliminary questions-Origin of the soul-Rolation
Difficulty of doing justico to a pioneer--" We are all
anticipation ” of Descartes-Pascal's view-
VII. ST. AUGUSTINE AS EXPOSITOR AND PREACHER
The oxpositor nocds training---An ironic argument-
Training of the preacher---Formal rhetoric undesir.
VIII. His PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY, THEORY OF THE
STATE, AND TEACHING ON SOCIAL ETHICS
What is philosophy of history 1—How Augustino
The stato-Founded in social instinct-Tho family-
Social othics-Augustino porsonally ascetic in practico